Gunderson, Norman O. (1918-1996)
Year Retired from SJSU
Facebook or Website URL
Stanford University, 1955 CE
University of Wyoming, 1947 MS
University of Wyoming, 1939 BS
San Jose State University, 1948-1983
University of Hawaii, 1947-1948
Administrative and Professional Experience
United States Bureau of Reclamation.
Consultant, Planning Department, City of San Jose.
Santa Clara County, Part‑time Assistant Director of Transportation.
Legislative and Educational Consultant. Developed and supervised University Fellowship Program involving students from SJSU and Stanford University.
Military Service: Served in U.S. Army during WWII, discharged with rank of Major. Remained as active reservist, retired as Lt. Colonel.
Awards and Organizations:
Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame, Silicon Valley Engineering Council;
Engineering Award of Distinction, SJSU;
Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Wyoming;
Service to Engineering Profession, California Society of Professional Engineers;
Distinguished Service Award, California Council for Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors;
Outstanding Contribution Award, Engineers Club of San Jo
Distinguished Academic Achievement, Phi Kappa Phi.
Served as President: California Society of Professional Engineers;
California State Engineering Liaison Committee;
Southwest Section of American Society for Engineering Education;
Engineers Club of San Jose (a life member);
Reserve Office Association;
Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society. Member:
American Association for Advancement of Science;
World Future Society;
International Platform Association;
American Academy Arts and Science;
Society for General Systems Research;
California Society of Professional Engineers;
Registered Professional Engineer in California.
Authored and presented many papers for local, national, international conferences and seminars.
Perhaps the most representative of his writing talent would be:
"Cybernation and Man in the Engineering Curriculum," Journal of Engineering Education.